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  • Valerie Earnshaw honored nationally for research on HIV stigma

    April 8, 2019

    On March 27, at the headquarters of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, Valerie Earnshaw, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, delivered the Office of Disease Prevention’s Early Stage I …

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  • NIH grant will study of stigma surrounding drug use

    October 20, 2017

    Valerie Earnshaw, UD’s CEHD Faculty Scholar, received a 4-year Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the NIH to examine longitudinal associations between disclosure, stigma, social support, and SUD recovery-related outcomes among people receiving SUD treatment.

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  • Bullying’s long term effects

    May 9, 2017

    Being kicked or shoved intentionally by a schoolmate, being hurt by constant taunting — such instances of aggression, which psychologists refer to as “peer victimization” — can have lasting, harmful impacts. A new study led by the University of Delawar …

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  • Advocating for survivors of abuse

    December 8, 2016

    Olivia Blythe, a human services and women & gender studies major, wants to make a career advocating for survivors of domestic abuse. When she learned that faculty member Ruth Fleury-Steiner was looking for assistance evaluating the protection order process in domestic abuse cases, Blythe jumped at the chance.

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  • Strategies for stocking healthy foods

    March 1, 2016

    Allison Karpyn, CRESP, has received $70,000 funding from Healthy Eating Research to determine Minimum Stocking Levels and Marketing Strategies for Retail Food Stores. Over an 8-month period, Karpyn’s team will aim to: 1) understand the barriers and fac …

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  • Inspiring Jewish agencies to integrate people with disabilities

    January 20, 2016

    Jewish Community Services agencies tend to segregate people with disabilities, isolating them from fully participating in their community life. To address this, the Ruderman Family Foundation (RFF), under the direction of Steven Eidelman, H. Rodney Sha …

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  • Grocery stores can incentivize healthy shopping

    November 9, 2015

    In the United States, 47 million people participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to ensure they have enough food on their table. To make their food dollars stretch further, they frequently grab the first thing they see on the …

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  • Women, families in a globalized world

    September 18, 2015

    As our global society diversifies and becomes more racially, ethnically and religiously complex, and as socioeconomic disparities grow, there are more and more variations on “traditional” family life. Single parent and dual-income families have become …

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  • Starting at Home interventions

    September 15, 2015

    Starting at Home will examine the impacts and outcomes for Early Head Start parents and children to determine if participation in Promoting First Relationships parenting intervention reduces stress levels in children.

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  • Evaluating the fairness of protection orders

    September 11, 2015

    The Effects of Civil Protection Orders on Procedural Justice, System Efficacy, and Safety in Domestic Violence Cases UD faculty members, Ruth Fleury-Steiner, HDFS, and Susan Miller, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, received a $300,000 NSF …

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  • Differences in Bullying Victimization Between Students With and Without Disabilities

    September 10, 2015

    Prevalence rates for bullying victimization among children with disabilities have varied greatly in the research literature. Two reasons for such variability–rates vary as a function of disability type, and rates vary based on the bullying measure and …

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  • Promoting Quality Improvement for Family Child Care Providers

    August 12, 2015

    Stars Plus: Promoting Quality Improvement for Family Child Care Providers in QRIS using a Community of Practice Model Principal Investigator Rena Hallam, and Co-Principal Investigators Martha Buell, Myae Han and Kaitlin Bargreen have partnered with the …

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